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Old 2 May 2009, 16:11
texasgirl texasgirl is offline
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Hi y'all,
No military experience here. I work for the DOJ Budget Staff in DC. I stumbled across this site looking for pictures of the cherry blossoms at Arlington Cemetery of all things(!) and have stuck around because I enjoy the sense of humor and intelligent commentary on the board, something difficult to find these days on the internet.
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Old 2 May 2009, 16:19
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Hello all,
So..lets see..Ive been working for a few years as a contractor with DOS, currently between contracts. Prior to getting into the contracting, spent 6 years in 1st Batt. Been hanging around reading about contracting on here for awhile, figured it was time to register and make my first post.
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Old 3 May 2009, 09:20
NJT_AE NJT_AE is offline
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Hi all.
I was in the British Army volunteer reserve in 31 Signals and spent some time attached, (Not badged) with 21 SAS where I met some "interesting" people.
Cheers Guys
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Old 3 May 2009, 10:57
remote.paramedic remote.paramedic is offline
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Hey Brothers and Sisters,
Former Brit Commando, FACP/TACP, then EW and ELINT. After leaving moved into the Medical field, now a Tactical Paramedic Instructor and Operational Emergency Medical Skills Instructor, have done 2 tours (2004-2005 and 2008-2009) of the SandBox in PSD and Team Doc, heading over to the 'Stan' shortly on another gig... here to hook up with old friends and make new ones...
Y'all be Safe..
Doc

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Old 3 May 2009, 13:44
windriverhorse windriverhorse is offline
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Hello

I'm new here and I appreciate the information this site provides. I was a small town cop for 3.5 years and now work for a retailer doing security work. I got out of LE because of the BS involved with my former Chief trying to screw me out of getting a house to live in, in the town I work in. After that I transferred and the job had lost its luster. (Never get more propular than the boss!)
Anyway I came to this site to find info on A'stan. I have two friends I worked with in LE and we are looking to go over for exec protection or maybe to train cops over there. I was trainer in my department for PPCT and did some field training.
Thanks for the great site and the candid feedback. Additional info appreciated.

Jason
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Old 3 May 2009, 15:16
Die_Clown Die_Clown is offline
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What I've and where I liked to be

My background is actually in the security industry. I have put 8 years and would like to still grow in it. I have done industrial, residential, commercial and government work. I have a in-active security clearance for now, but would like to find government work to bring it active again, especially doing over-seas work. Of the 8 years, about 5 of it was spent armed, about 4 years of it was on a patrol division and 2 years was worked on contracts that used a security clearance. I did work 1 year with the TSA and the FAA. Of my total 8 years, I spent 5 years with one company and 3 years with another. But now I'm at Wal-mart until better work can come around. I can't afford hobbies right now so I just play video games and spend time with my family.
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Old 3 May 2009, 16:48
Lupus Lupus is offline
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Thank You

Hey Everyone,

I've been reading the posts on this board for about a month now. I'm 25, engaged, with two dogs and tired of sitting back and not making a difference. About 3 months ago I decided to start training myself and in 3 more months I hope to be ready and content on making a good decision to serve our country with the right service.

The information I've found on here has been invaluable. Thank you for letting me join the forum. I apologize for not posting an introduction earlier.

George
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Old 3 May 2009, 17:32
Tron_Bender Tron_Bender is offline
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Intro

Hello All,

USAF for the last 21 years, taking it one day at a time now. Originally was Electronic Warfare Tech now I am a Airborne Systems Specialist. Worked B52s RC-135s MH53s MH60s. Now I am flying RCs and have been since leaving the 31 SOS in Korea.
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Old 3 May 2009, 17:37
EthanT42 EthanT42 is offline
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Hey everyone,

Im still in high school as i am a junior, but im adament on becoming either a SEAL or a PJ. I have a year to decide, and continue training so I can be ready for whats to come.

Thanks
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Old 3 May 2009, 18:01
BigOne BigOne is offline
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Hello all,
Came across this site on a google search looking for contracting opportunities. I was Marine Infantry. Did two tours in Iraq. One in 2004, and another in 2006-2007 with the 13th MEU SOC. Did a little security in the private sector. Been looking to get into overseas contracting. Submitted my paperwork for the DynCorp job in Qatar. Been reading that this is not a good job. But I hop it will get my foot in the door for other contracting opportunities. Plus I hope it will look good on a resume. If anyone has any tips on anything I'm all ears.
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Old 3 May 2009, 19:52
RemoteMed RemoteMed is offline
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Hello

Greetings all,
While my military experience is limited to one year in the New Zealand Territorial Army while in college, I am interested in this forum as there seem to be many military medics who are working as remote area medics in places like Iraq. That's an area of employment I would like to pursue. I'm an ER nurse with four years of ambulance experience, have worked a couple of remote medic assignments in Greenland and Iceland. Other than that, diverse background on oil rigs, scuba instructor, construction. Lived and travelled overseas most of my life. Thanks for having me and I look forward to hearing from any of you willing to share your advice.
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Old 3 May 2009, 20:48
Brisc0321BostonMA Brisc0321BostonMA is offline
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New Recon Marine

Came across the site trying to find free MGRS maps (SUCCESS! I'll put a post up under "FIELDCRAFT" for all interested).
Quickly realized how much I miss the community & culture

I served in 3rd Recon Bn. (RIP @ 2nd) from 2003-2007. Currently living the college life in Boston, MA.

Looking forward to talking with everyone in the future.

LEVI BRISCOE
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Old 3 May 2009, 21:46
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Introduction

Hello to All,

My name is Ana and I am a returning member so I wanted to take the opportunity to re-introduce myself. I am employed with a Federal contractor.

My step-son is Army active reserve and just deployed.

Thank you for your service.
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Old 4 May 2009, 02:26
Poynting Poynting is offline
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Hi all,

I'm currently a freshman at MIT studying electrical engineering, computer science, math (and possibly physics) and doing nanotechnology research with applications to magnetic storage. I spent the last two summers doing SatCom and radio communications research for a naval undersea warfare center in an internship capacity.

I found the forum through my brother, who posts under Local, and it seems like a fantastic source of information. I'm still fighting with myself as to whether I would like to go into intelligence long term, or even apply for a summer internship at one of the associated three letter agencies one of the next few summers. I'm here hoping to learn, but I hope I can contribute some of the tidbits I've picked up along the way.

Thanks for the opportunity to stick around for a bit.
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Old 4 May 2009, 09:18
Bandicoot Bandicoot is offline
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Redlegs R Us

Well here i am finally doing what i should have done a long time ago. I have been reading posts from here for years but hey better late thatn never. I am currently active as a 13B with 12 mo in iraq and 27 in afghanland all with the 173rd ABN. There has been a great amount of info here and its all greatly appreciated. Looking to land my first contract soon so i guess its time to start getting in here and being a bit more social. Thnx to the guys that make this place happen on a daily basis.
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Old 4 May 2009, 17:55
ESU TROOPER ESU TROOPER is offline
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Hello

Been lurking on this site for years, decided to finally register.

Did 4 years (2000-2004) with A Co 1-13 AR as a 19K. Did a year in Iraq and 6 months in Kuwait. I got out and went into LE, been with it for 3 years now. Working for a state agency doing the executive security thing. Looking for contacts as I have been putting together a tactical team.

I appreciate the opportunity to utilize the site!
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Old 4 May 2009, 18:17
Ralphie Ralphie is offline
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Good afternoon, all. At the recommendation of a friend, I'd been lurking for a few days prior to registering. I have been very impressed by the breadth and depth of knowledge here, and am appreciative of the opportunity to participate in the forum and learn from y'all.

A bit of background on myself... Marine captain, 0202 (MAGTF Intel Officer) with a feeder MOS of 0207 (Air Intel Officer). I also have the AMOS of 0277, Intel Weapons & Tactics Instructor. I've deployed five times, once to CJTF-HOA and four times to OIF. I've been with the ACE on every deployment, and have deployed twice at the squadron level, once at the MAG level, and twice at the MAW level.

Thus far all of my experience has been within the ACE; however, being an 0202, my future likely holds billets outside the Wing in the greater Marine Corps community. I look at this site as an opportunity to expand my (admitedly very limited) knowledge base of the world outside aviation, and to better prepare myself for what the future may hold.

Thanks for letting me play in your sandbox, I look forward to it!

Oorah;

Ralphie
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Old 4 May 2009, 18:53
Bulldawg Bulldawg is offline
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I have been reading this board for a year or two, but just now decided to actually sign up.

There is not a whole lot to say about me. I am a recent graduate of The Citadel and I am now trying to get into Army Aviation. In the mean while Im doing some light construction type work.

Thanks
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Old 5 May 2009, 16:00
superduperdude1990 superduperdude1990 is offline
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hello

My name is chris, and i am a college student. I am hoping to be accepted into the Navy's BDCP program, but if that does not work, I still plan to get my Mechanical Engineering degree, and then sign a SEAL Challenge Contract. I am really just here to learn.
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Old 5 May 2009, 16:26
RigdUP RigdUP is offline
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Originally Posted by Poynting View Post
Hi all,

I'm currently a freshman at MIT studying electrical engineering, computer science, math (and possibly physics) and doing nanotechnology research with applications to magnetic storage. I spent the last two summers doing SatCom and radio communications research for a naval undersea warfare center in an internship capacity.

I found the forum through my brother, who posts under Local, and it seems like a fantastic source of information. I'm still fighting with myself as to whether I would like to go into intelligence long term, or even apply for a summer internship at one of the associated three letter agencies one of the next few summers. I'm here hoping to learn, but I hope I can contribute some of the tidbits I've picked up along the way.

Thanks for the opportunity to stick around for a bit.

I like the username. Ahhh...a fellow EM gEEk. Welcome. Shitload of knowledge AND wisdom here.
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